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? >> guest: thailand was a close ally of the united states during the vietnam war. many people who are official with the circumstance good-familiar with the circumstances of she vietnam, but not only thailand sent troops but also served as a base for many of the aircraft that were flying, bombing missions over laos and south vietnam. at the time we had built seven air bases and developed a port there as well to facilitate the u.s. effort in the vietnam war and also many american soldiers went on r & r to bangkok and spent a lot of time there. so in terms of direct support and peripheral support, thailand was a close ally of the u.s. and an important part of the war effort. >> host: did that country have soldiers in vietnam? >> guest: absolutely. that what concentrate on in the book. thailand sent some 37,000 soldiers, half soldiers, others combat support. they also spent some smaller naval units and air units. still there, was definitely combat units working with the united states, work with the south vietnamese and filipinos and south korean. >> host: what about casualties? >> gue
thailand play? >> they were a very close ally during the vietnam war. people familiar would know that not only did thailand send troops to fight along the united states, but also served as a base for many aircraft for bombing missions over ho chi minh trail, over laos and at the time we had built seven their bases and developed a port as well to facilitate the u.s. effort and also many soldiers went to bangkok and in terms of support thailand was the close ally. >>host: did they have soldiers? >> absolutely. they spent 37 -- cent to 37,000 soldiers to fight in vietnam also they sent smaller naval units but definitely fighting and working with the united states and south vietnamese. >>host: what about casualties? >> 500 + that died in south vietnam while fighting the the it can't -- vietcong. it is important because of those who don't know 10 to dismiss them as the insulting term is america and mercenaries because we paid for the military part where but for four years thailand would carry out the war and
's where president obama is right now. he's in thailand with the first stop on a three-country tour that includes myanmar and cambodia. he'll talk about the spread of democracy in the region. he's already met with thailand's king today. he's there with secretary of state hill rary clinton as wells thailand's minister yingluck shinawatra. of course, we'll take you to that live when it happens. >>> a victim of the safeway shooting in tucson, arizona, last january won a tight race for congress yesterday. [ chanting ] >> that's democrat ron barber. he was gabby giffords's aide when a gunman tried to assassinate her. he was elected to term. he beat. 1,400 votes was the margin. with his win democrats have a net gain of six seats in the house. >>> republican senator marco rubio arrived in ohio. you know what that means. some speculation is an early visit for a possible 2016 run for the white house. rubio joined he would never run for offensive coordinator for iowa and he also addressed the fiscal cliff. >> you heard about the fiscal cliff. i don't know if you've heard of that. you know who
was given, >> we want to get you live right now to thailand where we're standing by for a press conference with president obama and the prime minister of thailand. the president is in the middle of a four-day trip through southeast asia. let's go ahead and take a listen. >> this will then will be followed by the honorable barack obama, the president of the united states. there will be then a short session of questions and answers from the media. at this juncture, ladies and gentlemen, may invite the prime minister of the kingdom of thailand to say a few words. >>> ladies and gentlemen of the media. let me start by once again welcoming president barack obama and his delegation to thailand. thailand is the first country president obama choose to visit following his decisive re-election two weeks ago. we appreciate the significance, mr. president, and we thank you for being here today. president obama's visit is the perfect occasion to launch a celebration of 180 implemented next year. i thank both president obama and secretary clinton for actively promoting thai-u.s. relations and for constr
in thailand hours before president obama's visit. he's there kicking off the first leg of his visit in asia, two were killed after detonating a bomb at a train. the second attack, one person died when a motorcycle bomb exploded. a such continues for the remaining crew member missing from the oil rig explosion in the gulf of mexico. the body of the other missing crew member was found by the drivers after the coast garden terd the search. and the coast guard says no oil leaked from the platform, concerns that this would be another disaster just like the explosion two years ago. in northeast ohio one man set up camp last thursday and calmed out for nine or has done this for the last nine years. >> when you have five kids and limited income what you want to be able to do, provide for them and get them decent christmas presents. >> most are pros, coming equipped with heaters, grills, mattresses, making it a home away from home. >> a few things i'm worried about, putting the heaters inside the tents. >> not a good idea. >> don't light up the propane stove. >> and i saw that guy on steady diet of
in thailand. this question goes to both of you, mr. president and prime minister. you both talk about democracy in thailand but my question is this. are you both satisfied with how democracies work -- the situation of democracy in thailand? i'm talking about the situation of those who are responsible for 2010 incident. you have many political prisoners and recorded human right abuse. i mean in your opinion, do you call the satisfying? and mr. president, which thai cuisine dish is your favorite? could you be specific? thank you, sir. >> prime minister may answer the question first. >> let me answer the question on democracy today. i think our destination is the stabilization ofl democracy. because of it will there be economic growth in the future. the destination to go with that vision is that provisional conciliation. but i think we will speak with a true democracy by using the outcry and the due process and make sure that all things will be equal and fair. and in thailand also we aim for -- we like to see additional reconciliation. so our opposition will be with the passion and peace
landed in thailand preparing to do what no sitting president has ever done before, visiting a neighboring country. it's sunday, november 18th. good morning, everyone. i'm victor blackwell sitting in this morning for randi kaye. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >>> we start this hour in the middle east. there's a bit of hope for a negotiated cease-fire. leaders from egypt and france are trying to mediate. for the past five days israel and hamas have fired rockets and bombed one another, israeli air strikes have taken a heavy toll on gaza and hamas. right now israel is keeping open the possibility of a ground offensive. they've got 30,000 troopons the border with another 75,000 reservists being called up. now, i want to show you something that played out live on israeli television just a short time ago. watch this. what you're called is called an iron dome. this is egypt's defensive zone system. they're tracking down two rockets. at the end, the small puffs there, that's the signals of success that those intercepters headed off those rockets. so far israel says a thousand rockets have
of the region's markets. >>> the united states has agree to resume selling military weapons to thailand. the move is an apparent bid to check growing chinese military moves in the asia pacific region. >> the two sides issued a joint statement saying the u.s. will sell thailand military equipment. fighter jet engines are likely to be included. >> the united states is coitted to helping the thai military further develop it's all impressive capabilities so that it can assume even greater security responsibilities in this region. >> the u.s. had stopped supplies arms to thailand because of political turmoil including a military coupe. >>> japan and north korea have ended their first day of senior working level talks in mongolia. analysts believe japan is pushing for the resolution of north korea's past abduction of japanese nationals. they began bilateral taulks on thursday. he was represented by the north korea official in charge of normalizing talks with japan. japan urged to take specific steps to address the abduction of japanese citizens during the 1970s and 1980s. >> translator: we di
. >>> thailand has hosted international transgender beauty on t contest. we report on how one contestant made her way along a winding road to happiness. >> reporter: international beauty struts their stuff while competing for the crown but this is not your average beauty pageant. 21 contestants from 15 countries are here for the miss international queen 2012 a world class transgender beauty pageant. the annual contest is now in its 8th installment. this is the first year for toyota be broadcast internationally to viewers in over 100 countries. >> translator: this pageant promotes thailand's image and enable the whole world to have a good understanding about transgender. >> reporter: representing the country thailand, a 21-year-old. from a young age he had been more feminine than other boys. at the age of 16 he decided to have a sex change operation. now as an up and coming transgender fashion model new opportunities present themselves for her. there is a reason she must win. that reason is her only family, her mother. >> translator: all along my mother has been my biggest fan and supporter and is
the foreign forces pull out. it will be a major influence on the handover. hideki yui, kabul. >>> thailand has hosted an international transgender beauty contest in a popular beach town. we report on how one contestant made her way along a winding road to happiness. >> reporter: international beauties strut their stuff while competing for the crown. but this is not your average beauty pageant. 21 contestants from 15 countries are here for this miss international queen 2012. a prominent world class transgender beauty pageant. the annual contest is now in its eighth installment. this is the first year for it to be broadcast internationally to viewers in over 100 countries. >> translator: this pageant promote's thailand's image and enable the whole world to have a good understanding about transgender. >> reporter: representing thailand, 21-year-old joined the race for the crown. from a young age, jalai had been more feminine than other boys. at the age of 16, he decided to have a sex change operation. now as an up and coming transgender fashion model, new opportunities present themselves for her.
a ne of an economy that you got your eye on for long-term investors. >> if we look at thailand i would say that would be one example of one of the smaller markets. of course the bricks, brazil, russia, india, china are still very much in our radar scope but if you look at some of the medium and smaller sized companies and countries you will see companies in thailand and thailand as a country very interesting. >> a lot of western technology firms build for instance disk drives in thailand. when thai experienced severe flooding those western companies got hit. what is attractive about thailand for long-term investors? >> it's mainly political to begin with. as you know they went through a lot of political turmoil. you had the red shirts, the yellow shirts, fighting on the streets of bangkok and so forth but they have a fufl foundation for political stability which is very good. and also they have a very diversified economy. >> we'll continue talking with mark mobius tomorrow, china's communist party selects a new set of leaders this week. we will talk about how this change in power could
-day tour of southeast asia on saturday. he will be visiting thailand and myanmar and will attend the east asia summit in cambodia. the president promised during his re-election campaign to put more pressure on china to make it meet basic international standards with respect to trade. but analysts say despite his plans the world's top economies are tightly woven together and that interactions will continue. >>> the south korean government welcomed china's new leadership. >> translator: we hope our relationship with china will develop farther and as a new leadership. >> the media gave extensive coverage to the news from the country's largest trading partner. owe yonhap news agency noted all seven member es of the communist party's political bureau's new standing committee have visited south korea. the agency said china's relations with south korea are expected to strengthen. >>> north korean leader kim jong-un has sent a congratulatory telegram to xi jinping. north korea's state-run media quoted the telegram as saying xi's election to the post is an indication of the people's trust and expe
of the world's most famous traveled denations. now the idyllic island on southern thailand has plans to lure a growing segment of the mark. thpredinantly buddhist country makes up nearly 25% of the world's population. here's the report. >> seeking sand and thailand's famous hospitality. they include rising numbers of muslim too. from the middle east, india and other parts of southeast asia. one of the annual events shows what the island has to offer muslim guests. visiting the fair, threw his weight behind the plan. >> if we want to cater for all sorts of clients and tourists, we need to be sensitive to their demands. muslims when they travel. with that in mind, halal means permissible. >> this restaurant has -- diners can eat with confidence it uses only permitted ingredients with no pork or alcohol. many tourists find the frequent halal signs reassured. >> i think it's the best place. it has a lot of halal food, restaurants. it's a very nice place. >> a new type of islamic culture has also opened. this hotel we're coming into muslim guests features prayer mats and signs pointing to mecca.
native thailand to attend cornell university. textbooks are sold in thailand for just a fraction of the cost. so he gets his family and friends to buy those textbooks in thailand and guess what, ship them to him in cornell university. he sells them on ebay and makes, get this, $1.2 million in profits. >> what? >> stephen: 1.2 million dollars, it that textbook price, that has to be like eight books. but academic publisher wiley and son sued sit kaening-- kirtsaeng saying they own the copyright of that resold material despite a 1908 court decision which established the first sale doctrine which says that after a buyer first purchases a copyrighted work he or she has the right to resell it. i'm sorry, i don't buy this first sale argument. and if i did buy it i would not resell it. (laughter) because i don't have the right. yeah. damn straight. and i don't even know what never's clapping for. (laughter) but god help us, if the u.s. supreme court does overturn the right of first sale. >> you are hearing a case that if they rule one way would say to us, we the people, hey, you can't se
is a visit from the president of the united states. the nation of thailand is ant to get its very first visit ever from a president this weekend. president obama. so the american embassy in bangkok is excited right now. but they're also disappointed and having a hard time disguising it. they're disappointed because president obama will be visiting there but not staying very long. three countries in less than three days. but because they can't schedule a bunch of official stops for the president to see all of thailand's most famous sites, the u.s. embassy in thailand came up with another idea. we call it president obama faux obama. they have done ten of these photos in all. flat president obama posed at famous thai landmarks. even though we officially thought they toted cardboard obama around the country to do this, the state department says these are theme park replicas of major landmarks across thailand. so it's faux obama visiting faux thailand. the american embassy takes a heartwarmingly aggressive approach to courting good will from the locals. in addition to the cardboard president at th
it has even begun. patchari raksawong in bangkok has the story. >>> president obama will visit thailand, myanmar, and cambodia on his first overseas trip since winning re-election earlier this month. myanmar is the destination that's making some observers unhappen pip. human rights say it's just too soon and the country's small steps towards democracy don't yet deserve a visit from the president of the united states. obama's national security adviser tom donilon defended the trip. he says it will advance the cause of reform in myanmar. >> the president's visit this time reflects his conviction that engagement is the best way to encourage burmese authorities to further action. >> human rights groups oppose the visit. they say the former pariah state has not achieved true democratic reform and ethnic minorities continue to face persecution. obama will meet his counterpart thein sein. donilon stressed obama will raise the issue of violence with myanmar's leaders. a week of violence last month claimed about 90 lives according to the official account. more than 100,000 people have been displ
. >>> president obama will visit thailand, myanmar, and cambodia on his first overseas trip since winning re-election earlier this month. now, myanmar is the destination that's making some observers unhappy. human rights groups say it's just too soon and the country's small steps towards democracy don't yet deserve a visit from the president of the united states. obama's national security adviser, tom donilon, defended the trip. he says it will advance the cause of reform in myanmar. >> the president's visit this time reflects his conviction that engagement is the best way to encourage burmese authorities to further action. >> human rights groups oppose the visit. they say the former pariah state has not achieved true democratic reform and ethnic minorities continue to face persecution. obama will meet his counterpart thein sein. donilon stressed obama will raise the issue of violence with against muslim rohina with myanmar's leaders. a week of violence last month claimed about 90 lives according to the official account. more than 100,000 people have been displaced. the white house says the
down until israel agrees to open up gaza's boarders. >> president barack obama was in thailand today. the first of a four-day stop. he offered a toast to the long alliance. >> your diggity, your resilience, your friendship, your warmth. that is the foundation of our alliance. it is why you were the first asian nation to reach out to america after we won our independence. it is why in asia, to this day, we can say, thailand is our oldest friend. >> president barack obama and secretary of state, clinton, have four more days in the tour. >>> police officers still search for a second gunman. 26-year-old jonathan wilbanks was caught friday night after a chase after he and a gunman exchanged fire. one officer was hurt in the gunfire. the police are asking for the public's help in identifying the other gunman. the police say the two men are linked to four robberies and a homicide outside of san jose 7/11 store on friday. we have a reporter on the story and we will bring you full details tonight at 6:30. >>> the authorities are trying to identify a body identified in san francisco bay. the u
in southern thailand has plans to lure a segment of the muslims who make up nearly 25% of the world's population. we have more. >> reporter: eight million travellers a year head to phu t phuket. ♪ >> reporter: one of phuket's annual tourism events shows what the island has to offer guests. visiting is the secretary gener general. he threw his weight behind the plan. >> if we want to cater for all sorts of clients and tourists, we need to be sensitive to their demands. >> more restaurants in phuket serve halal which means perishable. this restaurant said diners can eat in confidence with dishes that have no pork or alcohol. many tourists find the halal signs reassuring. >> i think it's the best place in phuket. a lot of the halal food and restaurant. a cute and nice place. >> reporter: a new type of islamic culture has also opened. -- islamic hotel has also opened. features prayer mats and signs pointing to -- it has copies of the koran available. the hotel is located in front of a mosque and boasts a halal restaurant and prayer rooms. the building is decorated with islamic design
motor plans to start production at three new plants in thailand and indonesia by 2013. the company maintains a significant market share in both countries. nissan motors says output at its plant in thailand will start in 2014. it says it hopes to boost sales by nearly three times across southeast asia in four years. honda motor plans to boost production capacity at its two u.s. plants next year. it says its factory in mexico now under construction should be ready for operation in 2014. the automakers say china remains an important market for them but they also need to quickly cultivate new demand outside china. >>> top officials in south korea are trying to stay a few moves ahead of the reclusive and unpredictable neighbor. they want to stop north korean authorities from possibly launching a long-range missile, and so they've turned to china for help because it has a strong influence over the north. south korea's chief negotiator on north korea's nuclear development is visiting beijing. lim sung-nam will meet with senior chinese officials inwuding wu dawei. he's the chair of the six
common in cambodia and bali and thailand and there is a different aesthetic. all southeast asia and asia there are a lot of similarities. >> he is a male entity. he is not -- are you referring to the story? >> it's interesting you should say that. a unique indian concept is one of half male, half female. and that is -- unlike some dances the solo dancer portrays all of the parts in the story. you can portray a feminine aspect and then masculine aspect with the bow and arrow. the male has to portray feminine and the female has to portray masculine. there is a very fierce dance and a soft sort of dance and every dancer has to learn all those aspects. it's very, you know, my teacher i call him a guru in this art form you have to study very, very hard. you have to learn about all the cultural aspects. he says it's liberating because he enjoys and has to learn to bring up the feminine aspect. he's a strong character it's a challenge for him and he likes it. the stories are metaphor cal. i don't look at this that this is a man or woman. there are qualities we all have that some of us are in
itself. speaking in thailand today, mr. obama said any effort to resolve the conflict in gaza, quote, starting with no missiles being fired into israel's territory. today is the fifth day of attacks against the gaza rocket operations. israeli strikes hit two media centers in gaza and wounding six. seven civilians were killed in today's airstrikes. 53 palestinians including militants died since wednesday and at least one rocket was fired at tel aviv and intercepted by israel's iron dome missile defense system. >>> in indonesia, more than 5,000 people marched to protest against the israeli air strikes in gaza. the protestors marched to the u.s. embassy carrying indonesian and palestinian flags -- flags, as well as posters against israel. indonesia, a muslim nation, has no diplomatic relations with israel. >>> back here in the states, black friday deals may be red- hot, but who is really paying the price for them? stores like wal-mart, target, and best buy plan to open as early as eight p.m. on thanksgiving night to get more sales. employees of the retail stores are not happy about it a
to thailand. as israel mobilizes reservists, and masses crowne pour forces. >> those who champion the cause of the palestinians should recognize that if we see a further escalation of the situation in gaza, like the likelihood of us getting back on any kind of peace track that leads to a two- state solution is going to be pushed away often to the future. >> during a cabinet meeting in jerusalem, prime minister benjamin netanyahu, said is released military forces launched missile attacks against thousands of terror targets in the gaza strip and will expand operations as necessary. with fatalities rising on that side of the border, causes health minister spoke out against wilreleased military action. >> today is the fifth day for the isreali massacre accounts because of people there is continuous escalation. today, they are observing the massacre while the isreali they are targeting the building inhabited by two families. >> in israel, rockets attacked from gaza are blamed for both civilian and metallic. deaths. >> the last week is really scary, it is very intense and let's say life is very,
across the border in thailand. many are ethnic minorities who fled prosecution. for years, aid organizations have offered support such as medical clinics. but the democratization taking place across the border has created new challenges for care providers. nhk world has visited a clinic for refugees and filed this report. >> reporter: the town of mae sot is located near thailand's western border. refugees from myanmar are said to account for almost half of the town's population. this clinic on the edge of town provides medical supplies to refugees and imgrants from myanmar. the first visit costs just a dollar. they get to see a doctor and receive free medication. >> translator: i don't have much money, so i can't afford other hospitals. >> reporter: she was forced to flee myanmar for protesting against the prosecution of ethnic minorities. she established the clinic 33 years ago to assist other refugees. the clinic employs some 600 medical workers, including nurses, physicians, and gynecologists. they also take care of a rising number of patients who come across the border look
of thailand has kept rates as expected. the central bank says the economy is this good shape and strong domestic demand will help counter risks from overseas. in the philippines, the governor of the central bank insists its easy policies are confident despite economic growth. it was well above expectations for growth of just 5.3%. for more on southeast asia, joining us now, economist at southeast asia at rbs. my apologies about that. i'm butchering names all morning. >> no problem at all. >> can you talk first at all about thailand in particular. investors look to this as a global demand and asian export demand. what are you seeing in the numbers? >> well, i think to put things into perspective, the fourth quarter export is going to be quite robust because of the low base effects. if you recall, we have floods in the final quarter of last year. so i think there's no surprise that we have a strong recovery, but this doesn't mean that the headwinds can be avoided as we move into next year. >> during its last meeting, the bank of thailand with a surprising rate cut. this time they've opted
, bianna and dan. >>> president obama arrived in thailand this morning, the first stop on an historic three-day visit to asia looking to develop a bigger presence there during his second term as a count counterbalance to china. tomorrow he becomes the first sitting president to travel to myanmar also known as burma which had been under military rule until very recently. >>> and the company that owned the oil platform that exploded in the gulf of mexico friday said it will keep searching for the one worker who remains missing much the body of the other worker was recovered by private divers after the coast guard suspended its search. four others remain in the hospital with severe burns. >>> also in the gulf a search of a different kind in connection with a rash of violence targeting dolphins. the hunt is on for the attackers responsible for this, a string of disturbing dolphin attacks up and down the gulf coast. >> we responded to one dolphin from alabama that had its tail cut off. we're responding this morning to a dolphin on ship island with its lower jaw cut off and in the last week, we h
is in thailand on a three day trip to asia. the trip is in an effort to boost economic and political relations. it is packed with cultural sites seems a royal audience with thailand's king and a private meeting with the country's prime minister. the president also plans to visit mirama--myanmar.. it's the visit to that country by a first u.s. president the first. that's making a first. >> this is not just israeli territory defense but in areas that are populated. and there is no country on earth that would tolerate missiles raining down on its citizens from outside its borders. the memo, in the middle east the death toll is rising with israelis and palestinians exchanging fire on the gaza strip. civilians have been killed. in this is really air strike. after the gossip and explosion claimed a government agency. >> these foreign ministers had an emergency meeting and saturday. >> this council should be of evaluating the arab position. because during the peace process we cannot continue on this path. >> they have been hammered with gossaert early saturday morning destroying a palestinian cabinet
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